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  1. International Affairs, MA

    Upon completion of the masters program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  Knowledge Has broad knowledge of the academic field of international affairs and the relevant research methods used within it Is knowledgeable about the connections between international and domestic affairs and the role of international organizations Has acquired knowledge of a specific subject of international affairs through the completion of a research project Can provide arguments for their findings Can place contemporary theoretical and analytical knowledge in international affairs in the context of relevant research Is familiar with relevant research methods, theories, and ethical issues in international affairs, in particular as concerns Iceland and small states in general Skills Can collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data Is capable of analyzing qualitative and quantitative data on international affairs and of presenting their findings coherently in speech and in writing Can apply their knowledge, understanding, and proficiency for resolution in new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context Is capable of integrating knowledge, tackling complex subjects and presenting an opinion based on available information Can effectively apply research methods and implement small-scale research projects Competences Has the necessary skills to continue their studies Can initiate projects within the field of international affairs Can commun ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Sociology, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has broadened end deepened his/her knowledge of sociology. 1.2 The student shall have acquired a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge and research methods.1.3 The student has acquired a deeper knowledge of the applied uses of sociology in a particular field.1.4 The student is familiar with the main research methods in his/her area of concentration.1.5 The student is familiar with the presumptions and concepts of social scientific methodology.1.6 The student is familiar with different research methods within sociology.1.7 The student has acquired a broader overview of his/her area of expertise. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can organize and implement studies in a recognized manner. 2.2 The student can prepare a research proposal or grant application.2.3 The student can apply the appropriate research methods to answer questions in a specific area.2.4 The student can describe and explain the presumption, strengths and limitations of the main methods used in sociology.2.5 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of studies in sociology.2.6 The student can apply the appropriate data analysis in research.2.7 The student has demonstrated the skills to give a written overview of resear ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Teaching Icelandic, M.Ed.

    Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Icelandic, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The theoretical underpinnings of teaching Icelandic and Icelandic language, and literature and the main theories and issues on knowledge development. The role and characteristics of information and communication technology in the school. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. The history of the development of Icelandic literature, including connections to literature from other countries and other art forms. Ways to encourage reading comprehension and interest in reading in school children of all levels. The structure of language, sound and word parts, conjugations and declensions, sentence structure, meaning and roles, diff ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Icelandic Linguistics, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have good knowledge and comprehension of research methods in both synchronic and diachronic linguistics, as well as a thorough and reliable knowledge and clear comprehension of the methods of either field.1.2. Students have good knowledge of old Icelandic, the history of the Icelandic language and of modern Icelandic, as well as an extensive and reliable knowledge of selected periods and/or areas of the language.1.3. Students have a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in the area or areas that their research covers. 1.4. Students have obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in their academic field.1.5. Students can use their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on problems in Icelandic linguistics.1.6. Students are familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in their chosen field within Icelandic linguistics in the international arena.  2. Skills2.1. Students can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.2.2. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.3. Students understand and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.2.4. Students can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of issues debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.2.5. Students know how to use software that can be utilised in rese ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. German, MA

    The objectives of the MA study programme in German (120 ECTS) are that students: –     possess specialised knowledge in the field of German –     are able to use the language in order to impart their knowledge in general as well as academic settings –     possess knowledge of and are able to discuss academic topics and viewpoints –     are able to use the most recent knowledge in selected areas in a concrete context.   1          Knowledge: On completion of their studies, students should 1.1    possess a very good knowlege and a clear understanding of certain areas within the field of studies and be able to place it in an academic context 1.2    possess knowledge of the research methods in certain areas within the field of studies.    2          Skills: On completion of their studies, students are able to use the German language in an effective way and apply the methods and working procedures of certain areas within the field of studies. This includes that students are able to 2.1    apply their knowledge of the German language to use it in writing and orally in all general situations as well as for selected specific purposes 2.2    apply recognised academic working methods 2.3    apply their knowledge and understanding to research and take a reasoned stance on academic problems 2.4    gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data and material 2.5    demonstrate independent thinking  in the development und utilisation of ideas 2.6    apply autonomous working methods in research 2.7    deal with complex topics in ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Mechanical Engineering, MS

    Definition Two-year graduate study programme in mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 ECTS credits, composed of either 60 credits in courses and 60 credits in a research project or 90 credits in courses and 30 credits in a research project. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS degree in mechanical engineering, but graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student understands the newest knowledge in mechanical engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in the various fields of specialisation within mechanical engineering. The student must demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.3. The student can work autonomously and confidently on practical assignments, can design and specify measurements, select tools and equipment for measuring, review results, identify uncertainty factors and make reports in technical format. 1.4. The student can apply modern calculation methods and tools in solving technical problems, including graph and drawing software, programming ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. European Languages, History and Culture, MA

    Knowledge Upon graduation degree holders possess knowledge of the field. This entails that holders:   have acquired good knowledge of selected languages and the cultural practices belonging to those languages. have gained comprehensive knowledge and understanding of European contemporary history, culture and the history of ideas and thought.  are aware of continental differences, scientific ethics and divergent methods and ideas relevant to his/her field of study. have understood the different methods available to sustain acquired comprehension and knowledge, and are capable of attaining further knowledge in his/her field of research.  Skills Upon graduation degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field. This entails that holders:  can see their own research topic on a broader scale, are able to independently evaluate contradictory points of view in his/her field, and compared own results to the findings of other researchers. can apply his/her knowledge and understanding to own research and evaluate the significance of different methodology within the field. demonstrate originality when developing research projects, mainstreaming knowledge and seeking solutions for complicated research tasks. can use the relevant equipment, technology and software applicable for the study of European languages, history and culture.  Competences Upon graduation degree holder can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that holders:  have deve ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Italian, Diploma

    The learning objectives with the 60 credit diploma in Italian are:  - Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. - Students are able to use the language both in writing and orally. - Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession and are able to work with others. At the end of the studies students have the following skills:  1. Knowledge: 1.1 Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. 1.2 Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised areas within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. 2. Skills: 2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics).  2.2. Students can write coherent texts on various subjects. 2.3. Students can use the language in all kinds of situatuons. 3. Copetences: 3.1. Students are able to work independently. 3.2. Students can take part in projects and discussion in the Italian language. 3.3. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Philosophy, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy: theories, concepts, methods and philosophical problems. 1.2. Students have a thorough knowledge of the main fields of philosophy: logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy and have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of a selected philosophical field. 1.3. Students have a clear overview of the development of Western philosophy from ancient to contemporary times and more detailed knowledge of at least four periods, including the principal philosophical movements of the 20th century. 1.4. Students have adopted a critical perspective on philosophy and are familiar with diverse philosophical viewpoints, theories and methodology used in philosophical research. 2. Practical skills 2.1. Students have developed independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation in both written and spoken language, used to address theoretical subject matter and opinions. 2.2. Students are organised and able to work independently on diverse philosophical topics. 2.3. Students are able to make critical, but prudent, use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.4. Students are able to analyse highly complex subject matter, set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule. 2.5. Students have mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 2.6. Students are proficient in the primary software used for acquiring knowledge and information. 3. Theoretical skills 3.1. Students are able to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Archival Studies, Minor

    Knowledge and understanding Students - are familiar with the main aspects of records management and archival studies - are familiar with the basic working methods in records management - are familiar with the development of records management and administration - are familiar with the principle of provenance - are familiar with the fundamentals of evaluating primary sources - are familiar with the methods used in contemporary records management - are familiar with the processing of electronic records/sources - are familiar with the primary functions of archives   Practical and theoretical skills Students - understand the value of records as sources for research purposes - know how to locate sources in archives - are comfortable with primary sources and able to use them in their own research - are able to read handwriting from the period 1500-1900 - are familiar with the use of catalogues in archives - are able to compile a professional bibliography of primary sources - are familiar with the ordering of archives and compilation of inventories - understand the role of a records manager in public institutions and private companies - are able to design work processes for contemporary records management - are able to explain the primary functions of archives   Communication skills Students - are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies. - are able to work with others on projects that count towards their grade - are able to explain a chosen topic in written and spoken language - are organised and able ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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